The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has recovered 17 exotic vehicles in a warehouse located on Nnamdi Azikiwe Street in Kaduna. The warehouse is said to be the property of the former Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr Abdullahi Dikko.
EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the commission swooped on the warehouse after it received an intelligence report that money and property suspected to be proceeds of crime were being kept in the place.
The commission dispatched a team of operatives from its Kano Zonal office to carry out the investigation. That, according to Uwujaren, was what led to the recovery.
He narrated: “On arrival at the location, two individuals who were identified to be the custodians of the property—Dantala Mohammed and Ahmed Balarabe—were presented with a search warrant.
“In the course of the search, a total of 17 vehicles among which are brand new cars, shuttle buses and SUVs were found on the premises.”
Uwujaren said the vehicles and the two men were conveyed to the zonal offices of the EFCC in Kaduna and Kano respectively. He also said investigation has revealed that the warehouse actually belongs to Dikko.
The recovered vehicles whose monetary value was however not given were listed as:
Black colour BMW 525i series, 2010 model with chassis number WBAFR7108BC262936;
Ash colour Hyundai Velester, 2012 model with chassis number KMHTC6AD4CU056038;
Dark Blue BMW 325i, 2003 model with chassis number WBAEV31090KL48386;
Black colour Land Cruiser Prado Jeep, 2014 model with chassis number JTEBU3FJ50K082080;
Black colour Mercedes G wagon, 2013 model with chassis number WDB4632361X207661;
Black colour BMW 335i series, 2012 model with chassis number WBA3A91040F268895;
Silver colour Peugeot 406, 2002 model with chassis number VF3BBRFNR81519018;
Black colour Land Cruiser Prado Jeep, 2014 model with chassis number JTEBU3FJ10K082352;
Yellow colour Toyota FJ Jeep, 2007 model with chassis number JTEZU11F68K001301;
Black Toyota Avensis, 2013 model with chassis number SBIBL76L20E037245;
Dark ash colour KIA Cadenza, 2011 model with chassis number KNALN414BC5093288;
Silver colour Porsche Cayene, 2009 model with chassis number WPIZZZ9PZ9LA12738;
Golden colour Honda Accord, 2013 model with chassis number IHGCR2634DA620609;
White colour Nissan Urban Bus, 2006 model JNITF4E25Z0715833;
White colour Nissan Urban Bus, 1996 model with chassis number JTFJXO29P605023996;
White Toyota Hiace Bus, 2010 model with chassis number JTGJXO2P4B5020268;
White Nissan Bus, 2009 model with chassis number JNITA4E250011697.